LANSING AREA PROGRESSIVE DIRECTORY*
May, 2010

  This directory is compiled on behalf of all progressive groups in the Lansing area.  Please put out the word so activists know it is available and can make use of it (anyone can download a copy).   Or better yet link to our directory page at www.lapn.net/directory.html or our home page at www.lapn.net.    The directory is updated regularly.  If you see errors, problems, or have information to add, please use the Add Group link or email Directory Update.   
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*Responsibility for the activities of the organizations listed in the Directory belongs entirely to those organizations.  Individual groups that are listed in the Directory do not necessarily endorse the activities, goals, or views of other groups that are also listed.


Table of Contents

Electoral Politics
Democratic Party
Peace, Faith & Justice Groups
Environmental & Consumer Groups
Womens Groups & Reproductive Choice
Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
Labor
Community Empowerment, Economic Justice & Fair Trade
Non Partisan & Good Government


Electoral Politics

BLACK STAR MOVEMENT
blackstarmovement@riseup.net
Promotes community control over economic, political, and cultural resources.
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BLOGGING FOR MICHIGAN
www.bloggingformichigan.com
Christine Barry
bloggingformichigan@gmail.com
517-763-4214
A progressive community that provides news and commentary on issues affecting the people of Michigan. BFM believes strongly in the value of the Michigan progressive blogosphere and is committed to supporting high quality citizen journalism.
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GREATER LANSING WANTS DEMOCRACY NOW
www.democracynowmichigan.org
"Democracy Now" is a nationally syndicated daily news program which provides independent, indepth reporting on national and world affairs. Our group "Greater Lansing Wants Democracy Now" is a local effort to bring this award-winning program and other alternative media to the Lansing area and Michigan. To support this important initiative please contact:
Linda Belisle wshflthnkng_8@yahoo.com
Tom Rico (517) 282-2565   tjrico@comcast.net
PO Box 12058, Lansing, MI 48901-2058
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GREEN PARTY OF MICHIGAN
www.gp.org/partyinfo.html
548 South Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 663-3555
MidMichigan4Dean@yahoogroups.com  
Listserve:  migreens-updates-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
A state chapter in the Green Party of the USA, the Michigan Green Party is committed to environmentalism, non-violence, social justice and grassroots organizing. Greens are renewing democracy without the support of corporate donors. Mid-Michigan members meet informally once or twice a month. Contact the Ann Arbor office for referrals to active members in Mid Michigan.
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ICVD: Ingham County Volunteers for Democracy
Former Kerry campaign volunteers. 
Carol Ducat   dfamily@voyager.net  
Angela Rojas Dedembach    ChileFirst@aol.com
Kelly Kitchen    kkitchen37@hotmail.com
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LAFPP: Lansing Area Families for Progressive Policy
www.lafpp.org
Nicole Ellefson  ellefson@msu.edu
Teresa Bernardez  bernar20@msu.edu
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LANSING PROGRESSIVE CONNECTION
www.lapn.net
Webminder/Contact Person: Phil Shepard  shepard@acd.net
The Lansing Progressive Connection supports networking and cooperation between Lansing area democratic and progressive groups. Through its website it provides a directory, listserves, local progressive news and more. It welcomes representatives of democratic and progressive groups from the greater Lansing area to its steering committee and editorial groups to help in the development of networking infrastructure and the content of its website. The Progressive
Connection also sponsors political breakfasts every other Saturday (to attend contact Kitty Rothwell
at RothwellK@michigan.gov.)
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MASON PROGRESSIVES
Karen Oswald   lakehead1@yahoo.com
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MICHIGAN CENTER FOR PROGRESSIVE LEADERSHIP
www.progressleaders.org/states/michigan/mifellowship.htm
Frank Houston, Program Manager
723 N. Walnut
Lansing, MI 48906
(734) 624-3555
fhouston4@juno.com
Provides training, tools and guidance to empower people who are interested in moving a progressive agenda through effective leadership.
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MICHIGAN CITIZEN ACTION
www.commondreams.org
Non-profit news service providing breaking news and views for the Progressive Community
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MICHIGAN COALITION FOR PROGRESS
www.miprogresscoalition.org
490 West South Street
Kalamazoo, MI
info@miprogresscoalition.org
Contact online: www.miprogresscoalition.org/about/contact
An independent progressive voice for the people of Michigan dedicated to holding our elected political leaders accountable and moving Michigan forward.
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MICHIGAN LIBERAL.COM
www.michiganliberal.com
A blog of Michigan political information and opinion compiled from the Michigan press.
News/Tips: ebaerren@michiganliberal.com
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MICHIGAN PROSPECT
www.michiganprospect.org
H. Lynn Jondahl, Executive Director
2248 Mt. Hope Road, Suite 101
Okemos, Michigan 48864
(517) 381.3433
jondahl@michiganprospect.org
The Michigan Prospect is a nonprofit public policy institute, founded to develop progressive public policies. Our role is to build a structure for public policy education and advocacy calling upon the resources of both public and private organizations.
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MID MICHIGAN DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA
www.dfalink.com/group.php?id=28
Tom Rico, Secretary
tjrico@comcast.net
Listserve: to subscribe send a message "Subscribe MMDfA" to DfA-Admin@lapn.net.
Meetings: first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. at
S.E.I.U. Local, 1026 E.Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Affiliated with the national Democracy for America, Mid Michigan DFA is dedicated to political action supporting socially progressive, fiscally responsible candidates at all levels of government ­ from school board to the presidency.  DfA also has chapters in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Washtenaw, and elsewhere in Michigan.
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MOVEON.ORG - LANSING COUNCIL
http://moveon.org/
http://moveon.org/team/members/index.html

The Lansing MoveOn Council works in coordination with the national MoveOn Council network to win campaigns on issues that are important to MoveOnís 5 million members. We are a strong, independent voice to keep Congress and the President honest when lobbyists and corporations stand in the way of progress. We:

  • Organize in our communities, doing direct advocacy with elected officials, and getting our message out into the local and national media.
  • Put direct pressure on Congress to win key victories, like our recent success with health care reform, by lobbying our elected officials in their hometowns and pressing them to vote for a progressive agenda.
  • We build the leadership and train the grassroots base of the progressive movement.
Contact person: Jack Pyle
517-243-3223
jack@ajpyle.com
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P4PSC: PEOPLE FOR POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE
Progressive Lansing Community College student group active in many social change campaigns in mid-Michigan.
Alex Azima, Faculty Advisor
(517) 483-1110
Alex@lcc.edu
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PROGRESS MICHIGAN
www.ProgressMI.Org   (includes job bank)
www.ProgressMIEducation.Org
Dan Farough, Executive Director
(517) 999-3646, cell (517) 643-2949
faroughd@gmail.com
An issue oriented state-wide group dedicated to progressive politics in Michigan, with a networking web site similar to Facebook.
Submit job postings to jobs@progressmichigan.org
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PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF WEST MICHIGAN (PDWM)
www.pdwm.org
Aaron Wissner, Vice Chair
aaronwissner@yahoo.com
PDWA promotes and advocates for progressive values, and finds and campaigns for progressive
candidates. It is an affiliate of Progressive Democrats of America .
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PROGRESSIVE WRITERS GROUP
Rebecca Payne   rapayne7@comcast.net     
Meetings: Second and fourth Sunday mornings at 9:30
101 Bessemaur, East Lansing, MI 48823
We are writers dealing with political and social issues. Part of each meeting is a disccussion of current events and how we can be most effective, and then we critique and edit our recent work. All skill levels welcome. Write to Rebecca for details.
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TRUE MAJORITY.COM
Members of this national organization who are interested in getting in touch with other members in the Lansing area should contact Susan Anderson    (517) 285-1116   sanderson1.2@juno.com

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Democratic Party

CLINTON COUNTY DEMS
Jim Sjoberg, chair
(989) 224-7895
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COOLEY LAW SCHOOL DEMOCRATS
CooleyDemocrats@cooley.edu
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EAST LANSING PROGRESSIVES
Mark Grebner
PO Box 6249
East Lansing, MI 48826
matt@michiganliberal.com
(517) 351-6682
Conducts twice yearly voter canvassing and democratic voter registration in MSU student precincts. Covers thousands of voters. Paid and volunteer positions available.
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EATON COUNTY DEMS AND FRIENDS
www.demsandfriends.com
info@demsandfriends.com
Jacky Tennis, Chair   jackytennis1@yahoo.com
Barb Anderson, Membership   aussiebarb@comcast.net
Eaton County Dems & Friends works to develop effective political leadership in Eaton County and to provide a forum for discussion and advocacy of progressive concepts in public policy. It generally meets the last Thursday of each month, but this varies during the holiday season and summer months.
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INGHAM COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
www.inghamcountydemocrats.org
Griffin Rivers, Chair
1005 Abbott Road, Suite B
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 337-0027
ICDP@sbcglobal.net
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ISABELLA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
www.isabellademocrats.com
PO Box 1127
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48804-1127
Alan Kilar, Chairman   akilar@uawlocal6000.org
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LANSING YOUNG DEMS
http://action.yda.org/chapters/signUp.jsp?chapter_KEY=2728
Jsmith@fraserlawfirm.com
Lansing Young Dems is part of the Young Democrats of America (YDA), the official youth arm of the Democratic Party since 1932. Membership is open to anyone under the age of 36 who affiliates with the Democratic Party.
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LCC DEMOCRATS  
Mary K. Scullion, Faculty Advisor
(517) 483-1148
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LIVINGSTON COUNTY DEMS
Joe Carney, Chair
(810) 229-2391
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MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC HISPANIC/LATINO CAUCUS
smoothraul@yahoo.com
PO Box 16244
Lansing, Michigan 48901
Henry Sanchez  -  Chairman   (616) 402-0663
Jonathan Solis  -  Membership & Fundraising   (517) 393-3547 mdhlcsolis@yahoo.com
As we are in an election year and our Hispanic/Latino community is faced with many challenges, our voice and mobilization as a caucus is more important now than ever before. We need your support to make our voice strong.
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MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
www.mi-democrats.com
606 Townsend
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 371-5410
The official statewide affiliate of the Democratic National Committee.
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MICHIGAN HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS
www.housedems.com
This is the official website of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus. The site provides introductions and easy access to individual Michigan house members, current news about Michigan democratic issues, and actions that progressives can take on legislative issues. More features are being added to the site.
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MICHIGAN JUSTICE CAUCUS - 8th DISTRICT SECTION
www.justicecaucus.org
Melanie Jaramillo   jaramil4@yahoo.com
Nathan Triplet   triple11@msu.edu
The Justice Caucus promotes the cause of progressive democracy within the Michigan democratic party, and in Michigan government and legal profession. It participates actively in nominating and electing progressive democrats of integrity for judicial and other public offices in Michigan. It is committed to the values of social and economic justice, civil rights, integrity and fairness in human affairs.
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MICHIGAN STONEWALL DEMOCRATS
PO Box 85805
Westland, MI 48185
Chair: Jon Hoadley hoadleyj@msu.edu
(517) 980.5212
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MSU COLLEGE DEMOCRATS
MSU Democrats
Scott Hendrickson, President  
msudems@msu.edu
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SHIAWASEE COUNTY DEMS
www.shiawasseedems.com
Carol Spaniola, Chair
(989) 743-3293
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8thDISTRICTDEMS.ORG
www.8thdistrictdems.org/index.php
Kathy Carney, Chair   joeandkathycarney@netzero.net
Organizes and advocates on behalf of democratic candidates in Michigan's 8th Congressional District. It's website provides current information about issues and political events in the district, including information about the record of the district's incumbent Republican, Congressman Mike Rogers.

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Peace, Faith, and Justice Groups

CESAR CHAVEZ PAX CHRISTI
Cristo Rey Church, Lansing
Father Fred Thalen fredt@cristoreychurch.org
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FELLOWSHIP FOR TODAY SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE
Rev. Beth Bogue, Chairperson
bogue.e@acd.net
(517) 655-1868
Working for peace and environmental protection.
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GLNAWI: Greater Lansing Network Against War and Injustice
www.glnawi.org
glnawi2004@yahoo.com
(517) 410-1243
Regular meetings are twice monthly.
1st Monday of the month: 7 p.m. Unitarian/Universalist Church, 855 Grove St., East Lansing.
3rd Monday of the month: 7 p.m. Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.
The Greater Lansing Network Against War In Iraq connects groups and individuals opposing war in Iraq through non-violent action. GLNAWI works to increase participation, originate common action, and support and publicize the actions and events of participating groups.
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GREATER LANSING YOUTH FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF PEACE CAMPAIGN
Linda Henderson, Coordinator
(517) 372-4477
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MICHIGAN PEACE ACTION
www.peaceactionmich.org
195 W. 9 Mile Rd. #208
Ferndale, MI 48220
248-548-3910
peaceaction@peaceactionmich.org
Peace Action started in 1957 as the Citizens Committee for a SANE Nulear Policy.
For over forty years it has successfully organized to end the nuclear threat, to create a more peaceful
economy, and to support nonviolent resolutions to international conflicts. It has chapters throughout the nation.
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MICHIGAN PEACE NETWORK
Bob Alexander, Facilitator
(517) 351-0965
Alexjuliea@aol.com
Informal communications network that had local groups protesting against the war in Iraq in 44 Michigan counties, including all those in mid-Michigan.
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MICHIGAN PEACE TEAM
www.michiganpeaceteam.org/mpt
Sahrah Namaste and Peter Dougherty
1516 Jerome
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 484-3178  Fax (517) 484-4219
michiganpeaceteam@comcast.net
Creating a non-violent alternative to militarism and violence through empowered peacemaking.
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MICHIGAN PEACEWORKS
www.michiganpeaceworks.org
120 1/2 W. Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 561-7922
mailto:info@michiganpeaceworks.org
Voted best local activist group in Current Magazine, three years running, Michigan Peaceworks is a grassroots organization devoted to peace, democracy, civil rights, and civil liberties. To that end it undertakes education and action on a local and state level to influence U.S. foreign and domestic policy.
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MSU PEACE AND JUSTICE STUDIES
www.ssc.msu.edu/~pjstudy
354 Baker Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 353-2950
The primary objective is to encourage students to think critically about violence, its causes, consequences, and alternatives both at home and abroad.
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MSU STUDENTS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
www.msu.edu/~spj
spj@msu.edu
Fighting For Peace & Justice! A United for Peace and Justice Group.
Meets every Thursday 7pm, Third Floor MSU Union, Illinois Room
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PAX CHRISTY MICHIGAN
www.paxchristimi.org
Joan Tirax, Coordinator
815 Sparrow Ave.
Lansing, MI 48910
(517) 482-2558
tirakpaxmi@gmail.com
Pax Christi Michigan works to bring about peace through prayer, study, and action. We are rooted in spirituality, dedicated to studying issues of justice from the vantage point of all those involved, and espouse working for peace with justice through non-violent conflict resolution.
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PEACE EDUCATION CENTER
www.peaceedcenter.org
855 Grove Street
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 889-1175
lansingpeaceed@yahoo.com
Office Hrs: MTuWed 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.;  ThFri 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Jackie Williams williamsjackie50@yahoo.com
Mary Hanna-Miller maryhanna@yahoo.com
The Peace Education Center is made up of community members from the greater Lansing area. Activities are determined by appointed chair positions from member organizations. Current work includes: Dialogue Circles, Disarmament Task Force, Michigan Peace Team, MSU Peace and Justice Specialization, Middle East Awareness Task Force, Pathways for Peace and Healing; Youth and Military Task Force.
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PETALS FOR PEACE
www.petalsforpeace.com
Terry Olson:     tjayolson@hotmail.com
Petals for Peace regularly sends flowers to Congressman Mike Rogers at his Lansing Office in protest of his support for the Iraq war. Contact the website or Terry Olson for the next day of petalling. The Petals for Peace campaign is going national to register protest with other Congressional war supporters. The campaign was inspired by the use of flowers as symbols of non-violence in Georgia's peaceful democratic revolution in 2003.
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RED CEDAR FRIENDS MEETING
(Lansing area Quaker Meeting)
Joann Neuroth, Clerk:     neurothj@comcast.net
Ann Francis, Peace and Social Justice Committee member:     annmfrancis@comcast.net
Margaret Nielsen, Peace and Social Justice Committee member:     nielsen@msu.edu
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UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE
Contact: Margaret Kingsbury   mkingsbu@comcast.net
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U.S. MAYORS FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
Lansing Group
Contact Peace Education Center - (517) 337-8087
The Lansing area contribution to the international effort to have mayors and city councils endorse massive reductions in nuclear weapons
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VETERANS FOR PEACE: Mid Michigan
www.veteransforpeace.org
Thomas Ford
649 Adams St.
Owosso, MI 48867
Veterans working together for peace and justice through non-violence. Wage peace!
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YOUTH AND MILITARY TASK FORCE
www.peaceedcenter.org/YandM_Task_Force.html
Kate Darnell   kldarnell@core.com
Distributes literature to youth in mid-Michigan schools to counter false promises and claims of military recruiters. Networks with other groups statewide to provide counter-recruitment training for individuals who desire it.
Regular meetings are 7-9 pm on the last Wednesday of each month at the Peace Education Center. Additional meetings are scheduled in summer 2005, see Calendar. The Peace Education Center is located in the basement of the Unitarian Universalist Church at 855 Grove St., East Lansing.

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Environmental and Consumer Groups

THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN
Capital Region Office:

403 Seymour St.
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 484-4541   (800) 678-5864 LUNG
Fax: (517) 484-2118
Southeast Michigan Region and State Office:
www.alam.org

25900 Greenfield, Suite 401
Oak Park, MI 48237 
(248) 784-2000    (800) 543-LUNG (5864)
Fax: (248) 784-2008
alam@alam.org
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CLEAN WATER ACTION
www.cleanwateraction.org

1200 E. Michigan Suite A 210
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 203-0754
Fax (517) 337-2833
Bethany Renfer, Michigan Program Coordinator   brenfer@cleanwater.org
Fighting to protect Michigan water, air, and health.
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EARTH CHARTER  Mid Michigan Associates
Terry Link   link@mail.lib.msu.edu
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ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY -- MSU College of Law
www.msu.edu/~dclels

368 Law College Building
MSU College of Law
E. Lansing 48824
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ENVIRONMENT MICHIGAN
environmentmichigan.org

103 E. Liberty, Suite 202
Ann Arbor 48104
(734) 662-9797
www.msu.edu/~eco/about.html
eco@msu.edu
Meetings are Wed 7:30 pm in the Ohio State Room at the MSU Union
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LP4: Lansing Post-Petroleum Planning Project
www.postcarbon.org, http://peakoillansingmi.blogspot.com

John Gear, Founder
jmgear@acd.net
Meetings starting June 21: every other Wed, 7 p.m., at the Community Room of Everybody Reads bookstore, 2019 E.
Michigan Ave, Lansing (next to Gone Wired Cafe).
Listserve: PeakOilLansingMI@yahoogroups.com
Subscribe: groups.yahoo.com/group/PeakOilLansingMI
For people in and around Lansing, Michigan who are concerned with preparing themselves and their communities for the fast-approaching end of cheap energy caused by the "peak oil" problem and who want to exchange ideas about the issues with others. "Peak Oil" introduction: www.energybulletin.net/primer.php
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LIAISON FOR INTER-NEIGHBORHOOD COOPERATION
Eleanor Luecke
1893 Birchwood Dr.
Okemos, MI 48864
(517) 349-4306
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MICHIGAN CONSUMER FEDERATION
www.michiganconsumer.org

Richard D. Gambier Jr., Executive Director
4990 Northwind Dr., Suite 225
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 324-9930
FAX (517) 324-9942
Richard D. Gambier Jr., Executive Director
With offices located less than a few miles from the Capitol, we work full-time for the passage of pro-consumer laws and to defeat bills that would otherwise harm consumers. We’re "consumer watchdogs" – providing testimony and research on issues that affect your rights and your pocketbook.
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MICHIGAN INTERFAITH POWER AND LIGHT
www.sbam.org/resouce/energystar/Mipl

Fr. Charles Morris
P.O. Box 4606
East Lansing, MI 48826
(734) 552-0104
miipandl@yahoo.com
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MICHIGAN LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS
www.MichiganLCV.org

info@Michiganlcv.org
Irene Cahill, President
Lansing Office:
119 Pere Marquette, Suite 3B
Lansing 48912
Becky Beauregard
(517) 485-8820 (also, action alerts)
Main Office (Ann Arbor):
213 W. Liberty St., Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 222-9650
The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is the nonpartisan political action voice for Michigan’s environmental and conservation movement. We make environmental protection a priority with elected officials, candidates, and voters by mobilizing citizens as a political force for the environment.
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MICHIGAN NATURE ASSOCIATION
www.michigannature.org

Jeremy Emmi
326 E. Grand River Ave.
Williamston, MI 48895
(517) 655-5655
(517) 655-5506 fax
The Michigan Nature Association (MNA), established in 1952, is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting examples of Michigan's unique natural habitats and rare or endangered species. Our mission is not only to preserve exceptional land and natural flora, but also to carry on programs of public conservation education and scientific study. Through the help of its members, the MNA now has 160 nature sanctuaries across the state for people to enjoy today and into the future.
jeremyemmi@michigannature.org
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MICHIGAN RECYCLING COALITION
www.michiganrecycles.org

Karen Obrien
PO Box 10070
Lansing, MI 48901
(517) 974-3672
info@michiganrecycles.org
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MID-MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COUNCIL
Gene Townsend
EFGT@aol.com
P.O. Box 17164
Lansing, MI 48901-7164
Office: lower level of the Impression Five Museum, 200 Museum Drive, Lansng.
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MEC: Michigan Environmental Council
www.mecprotects.org

119 Pere Marquette Drive, Suite 2A
Lansing, Michigan 48912
(517) 487-9539
mec@voyager.net
The Michigan Environmental Council provides a collective voice for the environment at the local, state and federal levels.  Working with its affiliated groups and their 200,000 members, the MEC addresses the primary assaults on Michigan’s environment; promoting alternatives to urban blight and suburban sprawl; advocating for a sustainable environment and economy; protecting Michigan’s water legacy; promoting cleaner energy; and working to diminish environmental impacts on children’s health.
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MICHIGAN TRAILS AND GREENWAYS ALLIANCE
www.michigantrails.org

Nancy Krupiarz, Executive Director
410 S. Cedar St. Ste. A
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 485-6022
(517) 485-9181 fax
nancy@michigantrails.org
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy regionalized in Fall 2005, forming a Midwest office in Ohio. The Lansing-based group remained here and reorganized as an independent statewide nonprofit. The same staff are doing the same type of work, much of it on the Greater Lansing Tri-County area!
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RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT: REP America, Michigan Chapter
www.repamerica.org
Sue McGillicuddy
5115 Country Drive
Okemos, MI 48864
(517) 347-0950
trusteesue@hotmail.com
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PIRGIM: Public Interest Research Group in Michigan
www.pirgim.org

103 E. Liberty, Suite 202
Ann Arbor 48104
(734) 662-6597
info@pirgim.org
When consumers are cheated, or our natural environment is threatened, or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists, PIRGIM speaks up and takes action. We uncover threats to public health and well-being and fight to end them, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation.
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SIERRA CLUB
Mackinac Chapter (Michigan)

109 E, Grand River
Lansing, MI
(517) 484-2372
Listserve:   enviro-mich@great-lakes.net
List manager: Alex Sagady   ajs@sagady.com
Anne Woiwode   anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org
Central Michigan Group (Lansing Area)
Pete Pasterz, Chair  pasterz@msu.edu  (517) 676-3339.
John Veenstra, Political Committee  (517) 339-1427.
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URBAN OPTIONS
www.UrbanOptions.Org
405 Grove St.
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 337-0422
Jenifer Barone, Outreach Coordinator  jennifer@urbanoptions.org
Urban Options is a non-profit community agency which provides energy and environmental information and services. Urban Options seeks to improve the environmental quality of our urban spaces. We fulfill this mission through educational programs and demonstrations of practical and healthful home and yard improvements. Urban Options also operates Michigan's Energy and Environmental Demonstration House. The house features a variety of exhibits dealing with insulation, air leakage, composting, gardening and recycling.

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Women’s Groups and Reproductive Choice

MARAL PRO-CHOICE MICHIGAN
www.prochoicemichigan.org

The Michigan chapter of NARAL, which for over thirty years has been the political arm of the pro-choice movement and a bold advocate of reproductive freedom and choice. MARAL has many local groups across Michigan. Complete the volunteer form on the MARAL webpage to get connected with a MARAL group in the greater Lansing area.
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MEDICAL STUDENTS FOR CHOICE   -  MSU Chapter
National:www.ms4c.org
Local: www.studentdoctor.com.msu.edu/orgs/Choice/
MS4C is dedicated to promoting comprehensive reproductive health care for all people, including
health education, access to contraception, and safe and legal abortions.
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MICHIGAN RELIGIOUS COALITION FOR REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE (MI RCRC)
www.mircrc.org
PO Box 739
East Lansing, MI 48826
Joy Whitten and Bob Frederick
mircrc@mircrc.org
Michigan affiliate of the national Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Works to ensure reproductive choice through the moral power of religious communities. The Coalition seeks to be a representative of people of all faiths and to give a clear voice to the reproductive issues of people of color, those living in poverty, youth, and underserved populations. Provides all-options counseling by clergy for women with unintended pregnancies; annual Roe v. Wade anniversary commemoration; pro-choice advocacy and education.
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NOW - National Organization of Women
www.now.org
Local: PO Box 1392
East Lansing, MI 48826
(517) 485-9687
lanow@hotmail.com
Shanna Strouse/Alicia Perez-Banuet, Co-Presidents
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PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF MICHIGAN
www.plannedparenthood.org
www.miplannedparenthood.org
PO Box 19104
Lansing, MI 48901-9104
(517) 482-1080 Christina Kuo, Community Organizer
christina.kuo@ppfa.org
Planned Parenthood is the pro-choice presence in Michigan, working through the legislative and electoral process to defend reproductive rights and health.
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WOMENS' LAW CAUCUS - MSU College of Law
www.law.msu.edu/students/wlc

Alice Newlin, President (2006-2007) newlinal@msu.edu
368 Law College Building
MSU College of Law
E. Lansing 48824

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Civil Rights and Civil Liberties


ACLU - Lansing Area
Carol Koenig    wk. (517) 482-1129  
carolnkoenig@aol.com
Board meets 1st Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at Michigan Education Association, East Lansing.
For Assistance, call (517) 484-3176 or write to:
ACLU
PO Box 18022
Lansing, MI 48901-8022.
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ACLU - MSU College of Law
dclaclu@msu.edu
517/432-6936
368 Law College Building
MSU College of Law
E. Lansing 48824
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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL GROUP #81 - MidMichigan Chapter
www.amnestyusa.org
Mary Ablan, Coordinator  ablan@iserv.net
(517) 887-6529
Meetings are informal with refreshments, and held on the second Sunday of each month at 5 pm at the home of Ken & Liz Harrow, 1147 Daisy Lane, East Lansing, phone (517) 332-0422. Everyone welcome.
Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - MSU College of Law Chapter
Jason Gordon, Chair   gordon50@msu.edu
368 Law College Building
MSU College of Law
E. Lansing 48824
432-6937
dclamint@msu.edu
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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - MSU Student Chapter
www.msu.edu/~amnesty

Meghan Cole Fleckenstein flecken3@msu.edu
Amnesty International MSU has been dissolved for the time being
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COOLEY ACLU
ACLU@cooley.edu
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EVE, INC – End Violent Encounters
www.msu.edu/~cdaadmin/index.htm
Administrative line: (517) 372-5976
Formerly called the Council Against Domestic Assault (CADA), EVE, Inc. provides shelter and supportive services for the victims of domestic violence in our community, while seeking to end domestic violence through public awareness and community education.
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FAIR MICHIGAN (LBGT)  Fair Michigan Majority
fairmichigan@jangomail.com
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ISLAMIC CENTER
Mahmoud Mousa, Leader
920 South Harrison
(517) 351-4309
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LAHR - Lansing Association for Human Rights
www.lahronline.org
The umbrella association of the greater mid-Michigan LBGT community
PO Box 6565
East Lansing, MI 48826-6565
(517) 333-3814
president@lahronline.org
Listserves:  LAHRonline-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  and
LAHRDiscussion-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
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LANSING AREA UNITED (LAU)
www.oneunitedmichigan.org
PO Box 81156, Lansing, MI 48908
(517)482-1438
lansingareaunited@yahoo.com
Mary Pollock, Lansing Area Co-convener
517-351-7292
pollockm@att.net
LAU is a chapter of One United Michigan, the coalition opposing the anti-affirmative action measure (the so-called “Michigan Civil Rights" initiative) on the 2006 ballot.
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MERA -- MICHIGAN ELECTION REFORM ALLIANCE.ORG
www.MichiganElectionReformAlliance.Org
Jan BenDor, State Coordinator
P.O. Box 981246
Ypsilanti, MI 48198-1246
(734) 484-1744
MERA@BenDor.org
A statewide coalition to reform Michigan election laws in light of probable electronic vote counting fraud and voter supression activity in the 2000 and 2004 national elections.
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MICHIGAN EQUALITY
www.michiganequality.org
(517) 484-5120 or 1-800-858-9107
Derek Smiertka, Executive Director 
dsmiertka@michiganequality.org
Michigan Equality is a statewide organization dedicated to building and using political power to promote equality and eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
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MICHIGAN LEGAL SERVICES
www.legal-help-usa.org
Free Legal Help, Free Legal Advice, and Free Legal Information
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MSU ALLIANCE OF LES-BI-GAY-TRANSGENDERED AND STRAIGHT ALLY STUDENTS
(517) 353-9795
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MSU BLACK STUDENT CAUCUS
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MSU PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
www.echt.chm.msu.edu/~chmphr/
Our mission is to respond to poverty, repression, discrimination and other social determinants of health that threatens the richness of our right to freedom.
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NAACP REGIONAL OFFICE
www.naacpnet.org
Dr. Jerome L. Reide, Regional Field Director, NAACP Midwest Region III
530 S. Pine St
Lansing, MI 48933
jreide@naacpnet.org
(517) 371-2199
NAACP priorities are civil rights advocacy for voter empowerment, affordable health care, economic sustainability, free quality public education, public safety and criminal justice.
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NAACP - Lansing Branch
www.naacplansing.org
LeJon Building
1801 W. Main
Lansing, MI 48915
(517) 484-9171
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PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY     
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TRIANGLE BAR - MSU Chapter
www.msu.edu/~dcltb
dcltb@msu.edu
432-6935
368 Law College Building
MSU College of Law
E. Lansing 48824
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UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY
Rev. Beth Bogue  bogue.e@acd.net
Interfaith organization dedicated to equal rights and opportunities for all, focused on fair treatment for Muslims in mid-Michigan.

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Labor

AAUP - AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS
Michigan Statewide AAUP:
miaaup.org
aaupmi@gmail.com
115 West Allegan St., Suite 320
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 482-2775
MSU Chapter:
www.msu.edu/~aaup
Sheila Teahan, President  teahan@msu.edu
(517) 353-3764
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AFSCME LOCAL 1585
www.msu.edu/~loc1585
927 E. Grand River
E. Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 353-5353
Over a million bold, AFSCME is the Association of Federal, State, and County Municipal Employees - www.aafscme.org. The national union is made up of state councils, such as Michigan AFSCME Council 25 - www.miafscme.org, and the state councils are made up of locals, such as AFSCME Local 1585.
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GEU: Graduate Employees Union (MSU)
www.geuatmsu.org
420 Albert Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 332-2824
Fax: (517) 332-6332
geu@msu.edu
Staff:  Jacque Lloyd
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GREATER LANSING CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL (Clinton, Eaton,Ingham counties)
Paul Hufnagel, President
419 S. Washington
Lansing, MI
(517) 485-8360
To bring social and economic justice to our nation by enabling working people to have a voice on the job, in government, in a changing global economy and in their communities.
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LABOR COUNCIL FOR LATIN AMERICAN ADVANCEMENT - Greater Lansing Chapter
www.lclaa.org/index.html
President: Josefina P. Martinez (UAW)
3536 Jerree Street
Lansing, MI 48911
Email: Lansing Chapter Treasurer mexiemary@msn.com
The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is the official Latino constituency group of the AFL-CIO. LCLAA is the first national organization to represent the views of not only Latino trade unionists but all Latino workers seeking justice at the workplace. LCLAA builds political empowerment for Latino families, supports economic and social justice for all workers and promotes greater cultural diversity at the workplace. Through our chapters, we mobilize to be a voice for all Latino working Families.
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MEA: Michigan Education Association
www.mea.org
John VanDyk, MEA PAC
1216 Kendale Blvd.
P.O. Box 2573
East Lansing, MI 48826-2573
(800) 292-1934
The MEA has 7,000 members in the Lansing area. It represents teachers and school support staff.
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MICHIGAN STATE AFL-CIO
www.miaflcio.org
419 S Washington
Lansing, MI, 48933
(517) 487-5966
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SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION
SEIU State Council:

www.seiumi.org
419 South Washington, Lansing, Michigan 48933
(517) 482-4886
SEIU Local 517M:
www.seiu517m.org
1026 E. Michigan, Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 482-1737
Steve Reck, Political Coordinator   sreck@SEIU517M.org
SEIU Local 517M is a statewide union with over 10,000 public employee members in all 83 counties in Michigan. It is a member of the fast-growing and dynamic Service Employees International Union www.seiu.org.  With 1.8 milllion members, SEIU is the largest International Union in North American.   It endorsed Howard Dean early in the 2004 presidential primary and is active in reshaping the labor movement (see www.unitetowin.org)
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TEAMSTERS LOCAL 580
(517) 887-2944
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UAW REGION 1-C (Includes Lansing, Flint, Jackson)
www.uaw.org
Subregional Office
1010 River St.
Lansing, MI 48912-1030
Bruce McAtee, Community Action Program Director
(517) 372-7201
UAW is the largest union in the Greater Lansing Central Labor Council. Bruce McAtee is the Region 1 political director.UAW locals in Lansing include 602 and 652 (auto),   4911 (Sparrow) and 6000 (State workers).

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Community Empowerment, Economic Justice & Fair Trade

LANSING ACORN
www.acorn.org/index.php?id=9752

517 E. Grand River Ave, Suite 130
Lansing, MI 48906
517-372-4995
miacornlaro@acorn.org
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities. Started in Summer 2005, the Lansing chapter has been involved in voter registration, local housing issues, and support for the minimum wage intiative.
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FLINT ACORN
www.acorn.org
436 S. Saginaw Street,   Suite 400
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 424-6547
miacornflro@acorn.org
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities.
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GLADE: Greater Lansing Association for Development & Empowerment
www.thedartcenter.org
743 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, MI
(517) 702-0469
lansingglade@aol.com
GLADE’s mission is to draw together people of faith to form a bold coalition capable of acting powerfully on local issues of justice and fairness, e.g. in public education, housing, services to youth and seniors, community policing. Glade seeks to build coalitions across racial, denominational and economic lines.  It is the Lansing affiliate of DART (The Direct Action and Research Training Network).
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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
www.habitat.org
Lansing HFH

1137 Haco Dr. Ste. 1
Lansing, MI 48912-1659
(517) 374-1313
Fax: (517) 374-6279
habitatlans@aol.com
Ingham East HFH
PO Box 118
Williamston, MI 48895-0118
(517) 655-1872
Fax: (517) 655-6008
Homes for low income folks.
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LANSING BLACK CHILD AND FAMILY INSTITUTE
835 W. Genesee
Lansing MI 48915
(517) 487-3775
officemngr@bcfi.org
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MICHIGAN COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT COALITION
Maryellen Lewis, Chair
4729 Bristol St
Lansing, MI 48910
lewisma9@msu.edu
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MICHIGAN FAIR HOUSING CENTERS
Maryellen Lewis, Principle Investigator
4729 Bristol St
Lansing, MI 48910
lewisma9@msu.edu
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MICHIGAN FORECLOSURE PREVENTION TASK FORCE
Lisa Nuszkowski, Co-Director
c/o CEDAM
1000 S Washington Ave, Suite 101
Lansing, MI 48910
lnuszkowski@gmail.com
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MICHIGAN LEGAL SERVICES
www.legal-help-usa.org
Free legal help, free legal advice, and free legal information
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MSU STUDENTS FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE  
msusej.org/about_html
sej@msu.edu
Meetings every Tuesday at 8:00pm in the Wisconsin room of the MSU Student Union (3rd floor)
To subscribe to our listserv send an email request to: msusej-subscribe@lists.riseup.net
Affiliated with the United Students Against Sweatshops www.studentsagainstsweatshops.org
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MSU STUDENTS FOR FAIR TRADE
(formerly The Real Food Group)

www.msu.edu/~realfood
MSU Students for Fair Trade is an affiliate of United Students for Fair Trade www.usft.org. It works to make our global food system more environmentally and socially just.
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NAYI AZADI ABHIYAN
Shrikumar Poddar
2601 Cochise Lane
Okemos, MI 48864
(517) 337-7888
shrikumar@comcast.net
Nayi Azadi Abhiyan is a social service movement "From Self Transformation to Global Transformation." It is involved locally and worldwide in peace and community development projects. It has issued this call:
"Let Us Take Urgent Steps Today To Protect Mother Earth & Life On This Planet Before It Is Too Late."
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NORTHSTAR CENTER
www.northstarcenter.net
106 Lathrop St.
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 371-2001
www.myspace.com/northstarcenter
northstarcenter@gmail.com
Email with "subscribe" in the subject line to join the listserve.
The Northstar Center is a radical community space working for social justice and to create lasting change in the Lansing area. Northstar is committed to building community empowerment, self-education and a culture of resistance through community organizing and grassroots democracy.
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PUBLIC INTEREST LAW SOCIETY/NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD - MSU Student Chapter
msulawpils@msu.edu
432-6937
368 Law College Building
MSU College of Law
E. Lansing 48824
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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN JOBS WITH JUSTICE
Clarence Brogdon
600 W. Lafayette, Second Flr.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-0800
semichjwj1@aol.com
Founded in 1987, JwJ's mission is to improve working people's standard of living, fight for job security, and protect workers' right to organize. JwJ's core belief is that in order to be successful, workers' rights struggles have to be part of a larger campaign for economic and social justice. To that end, JwJ has created a network of local coalitions that connect labor, faith-based, community, and student organizations to work together on workplace and community social justice campaigns.

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Non Partisan and Good Government

AARP: American Association of Retired People
www.aarp.org
AARP Michigan
309 N. Washington Square Suite 110
Lansing MI, 48933
(866) 227-7448 (toll-free)
Fax: (517) 482-2794
TTY: (877) 434-7598
Dr. George Rowan, President
miaarp@aarp.org
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
AARP South Lansing Chapter (Chapter Number: 000973)
Meeting Site: Tri-County Office on Aging
5303 S Cedar St
Lansing, MI 48911-3800
Meeting Days: 2nd Tuesday  Meeting Times: 11:00 AM
AARP Chapters are nongovernmental, nonpartisan, non-profit community service organizations. They are composed of 20 or more national AARP members who do community service and work on national and state issues.
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A PHILIP RANDOLF INSTITUTE (APRI) - Lansing Chapter
Michael Fleming MKFLEM@yahoo.com
Inspired by the work of the black labor leader A. Philip Randolf, Lansing APRI has done voter education and voter registration work for many years in the Lansing area to increase civic participation of all citizens.
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COMMON CAUSE MICHIGAN
109 E. Oakland Ave., 2nd Floor
Lansing, MI 48906
(517) 484-5385
John Chamberlin, State chair   johnch@umich.edu
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GLUNA - Greater Lansing Area United Nations Association
www.isp.msu.edu/gluna
2010 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 485-4324
gluna@msu.edu
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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE LANSING AREA
www.lwv.org
lansing.mi.lwvnet.org
Kathy Esselman
200 Museum Drive, Suite 104
Lansing, MI 48933-1997
(517) 484-5383
(517) 267-1537
Fax: (517) 484-3086
esselmank@comcast.net
A nonpartisan group that supports informed citizen participation in political affairs, including candidate forums, voter registration, and many other activities.
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MICHIGAN ARBOR DAY ALLIANCE COMMITTEE
www.miarbordayalliance.org
Jennifer Rostar, State Coordinator
(517) 337-4999
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MICHIGAN CAMPAIGN FINANCE NETWORK
www.mcfn.org
Rich Robinson, Executive Director
200 Museum Drive
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 482-7198
mcfn@mcfn.org
The Michigan Campaign Finance Network is a non-partisan, non-profit coalition of organizations and individuals concerned about the influence of money in politics and the need for campaign finance reform in Michigan. MCFN conduct research on campaign contributions and their relationship to election outcomes and issues of public policy, supports access to campaign finance information, and develops educational initiatives for the public on the subject of campaign finance reform.
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MICHIGAN VOTER - Nonpartisan information for 501(c)3 civic engagement initiatives
Michigan Voter is an affiliate of the Center for Civic Participation which provides online tools for democracy and grassroots organizing on a national and state-by-state basis. To subscribe to Michigan Voter's email list "Michigan Voices," please go to http://voicelists.org/mailman/listinfo/mi_voter. We are dedicated to sharing ideas and resources to enhance the civic mobilization and education of the citizens of Michigan. We welcome your presence in this community.
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NATURE CONSERVANCY   Michigan Field Office
101 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48906
(517) 316-0300
michigan@tnc.org

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